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Prediction: Argentina vs Guatemala

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 14 Jun 2024

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Prediction: Argentina to win 6-0

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Argentina and Guatemala will lock horns with each other in a friendly international match this weekend. The game between Lionel Scaloni’s side and Luis Fernando Tena’s team will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland and is scheduled to kick off at 1 am UK time on Saturday. 

Argentina

Argentina have some of the best players on the planet, including the great Lionel Messi and Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, and they are among the favourites to win Copa America this summer. The South American giants won the 2022 Qatar World Cup as well as the 2021 Copa America.

Lionel Scaloni’s side have been busy preparing for the 2024 Copa America. Argentina have played one warm-up match so far. They beat Ecuador 1-0 in Chicago, and the expectation is that they will ease past Guatemala in their second and final warm-up game.

Argentina will kick off their 2024 Copa America campaign with a match against Canada. They will take on Chila and Peru in the group stage of the tournament as well. Argentina are expected to win their group with ease.

Team News:

Argentina are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Emiliano Martinez will be in goal and will have Montiel, Romero, Lisandro Martinez and Acuna will play in front of him in defence. Enzo, Mac Allister and Paredes will be deployed in midfield. Messi, Lautaro Martinez and Alvarez will be the three forwards.

Guatemala

Guatemala are one of the most modest footballing nations in the world. The CONCACAF nation do not tend to qualify for major international competitions. In fact, Los Chapines do not even come close to qualification.

Luis Fernando Tena’s side, though, are in good form at the moment. They   hammered Dominica 6-0 and beat the British Virgin Islands 3-0 in their opening 2026 World Cup Group E fixtures. They are at the top of their section with six points.

Another encouraging fact about Guatemala is that they are unbeaten since a 2-0 friendly loss to Ecuador on March 22. After playing friendly international matches against Argentina and El Salvador, they will return to action in the CONCACAF Nations League in September.

Team News:

Guatemala are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Argentina. Hagen will be in goal and will have Morales, Pinto, Samayoa and Ardon in front of him in defence. Castellanos and Franco will be the two holding midfielders. Santis, Galindo and Mendez-Laing will be deployed in attacking midfield. Rubin will lead the line for Guatemala.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Argentina have won their last 6 friendly international matches.
  • Argentina have lost 1 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Argentina have won 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Guatemala have not won any of their last 6 friendly international games.
  • Guatemala have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 2 of their last 6 games in all competitions.

Conclusion

Argentina are one of the best and strongest teams in the world, and it is hard to see them slip up against Guatemala. It is very likely that Argentina will register a massive victory.

Prediction: Argentina to win 6-0

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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